Illusions of Past Lives

David Liu | 25 February 2012

"The mystery is that even if we know that it’s only staged, that it’s a fiction, it still fascinates us. That’s the fundamental magic of film. Illusion persists. There is something real in the illusion, more real than in the reality behind it."

— Slavoj Žižek

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)

"When events are represented through cinema, they become shared memories of the crew, the cast, and the public. A new layer of synthetic memory is augmented in the audience’s experience. In this regard, filmmaking is not unlike creating synthetic past lives."

— Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2011)

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